The New Atlas of World History: Global Events at a Glance

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Overview

"Haywood presents a unique, global portrait of human history over six million years. A combination of brilliant design, clear narrative, and fascinating insights creates a compelling and evenhanded tapestry of the human experience. Everyone interested in our past will find this a compelling atlas for their bookshelves."—Brian Fagan, professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara

"This comprehensive and innovative atlas covers the entire span of human history, paying particular attention to population expansion, cross-cultural contact, and growing economic and social complexity. Its lively text and accessible format show how people have interacted with their environment to create the world we know today."—Peter H. Wilson, author of Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War

"This is an outstanding volume, which succeeds admirably in avoiding an over-emphasis on the history of Europe and America. This is true world history. The range of this book is remarkable. It illustrates the history of societies from Asia to America and from Africa to Europe with skill and erudition, covering the unexpected as well as providing new insight into more familiar areas."—Michael Prestwich, professor emeritus of medieval history, Durham University

"An astonishing concept, brilliantly carried through, history and geography seamlessly combined."—John Julius Norwich, author of The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean

"History at the world level is both opportunity and challenge. The New Atlas of World History wonderfully shows the possibilities provided by the global account while avoiding the pitfalls of bias. An excellent introduction to global history."—Jeremy Black, University of Exeter

"A model of accuracy, accessibility, and aesthetics, this comprehensive graphic overview of world history is an indispensable foundation for aficionados and scholars alike."—Dennis Showalter, Colorado College

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Editorial Reviews

Globe and Mail
The graphical format of this history of mankind allows one to view happenings in one part of the world and then see other events at the same time in different areas of the world. Unique and refreshing. Illustrations and maps peppered throughout make accessing the information enticing and easy.
ForeWord Reviews
[F]inely researched and artfully produced. . . . Haywood seamlessly combines history and geography to show not only population expansion but also cross-cultural contact and the growth of economic and social complexity. Libraries, schools, and everyone interested in the past will want this book for their shelves.
— Penny Hastings
BBC History Magazine
An excellent point of reference.
Oxford Times
This is a creative atlas, supported by Haygood's deep insight over a six-million-year cast of time that brings into focus the world's cultures and religious faiths, inventions and discoveries. Of especial interest are the colour-coded maps, which are particularly useful in enhancing the study of wars and empires.
— Colin Gardiner
American Reference Books Annual
This reference puts historical events in context rather than seeing them only in isolation.
— Adrienne Antink
Choice
Haywood offers 35 full-color maps on the history of humankind, ranging from 6 million years ago to 2010 CE. Each map presents the world at a specific year in history, showing trade and migration routes, boundaries between nations, and peoples.
Globe & Mail
The graphical format of this history of mankind allows one to view happenings in one part of the world and then see other events at the same time in different areas of the world. Unique and refreshing. Illustrations and maps peppered throughout make accessing the information enticing and easy.
ForeWord Reviews - Penny Hastings
[F]inely researched and artfully produced. . . . Haywood seamlessly combines history and geography to show not only population expansion but also cross-cultural contact and the growth of economic and social complexity. Libraries, schools, and everyone interested in the past will want this book for their shelves.
Oxford Times - Colin Gardiner
This is a creative atlas, supported by Haygood's deep insight over a six-million-year cast of time that brings into focus the world's cultures and religious faiths, inventions and discoveries. Of especial interest are the colour-coded maps, which are particularly useful in enhancing the study of wars and empires.
American Reference Books Annual - Adrienne Antink
This reference puts historical events in context rather than seeing them only in isolation.
From the Publisher
Selected for "The Best of the Best" Program at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference

"[A] valuable picture of human development and will be useful to academic and public libraries."—Library Journal (Jim Langan, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown)

"The graphical format of this history of mankind allows one to view happenings in one part of the world and then see other events at the same time in different areas of the world. Unique and refreshing. Illustrations and maps peppered throughout make accessing the information enticing and easy."—Globe and Mail

"[F]inely researched and artfully produced. . . . Haywood seamlessly combines history and geography to show not only population expansion but also cross-cultural contact and the growth of economic and social complexity. Libraries, schools, and everyone interested in the past will want this book for their shelves."—Penny Hastings, ForeWord Reviews

"An excellent point of reference."—BBC History Magazine

"This is a creative atlas, supported by Haygood's deep insight over a six-million-year cast of time that brings into focus the world's cultures and religious faiths, inventions and discoveries. Of especial interest are the colour-coded maps, which are particularly useful in enhancing the study of wars and empires."—Colin Gardiner, Oxford Times

"This reference puts historical events in context rather than seeing them only in isolation."—Adrienne Antink, American Reference Books Annual

"Haywood offers 35 full-color maps on the history of humankind, ranging from 6 million years ago to 2010 CE. Each map presents the world at a specific year in history, showing trade and migration routes, boundaries between nations, and peoples."—Choice

"[A] blast. . . . [H]ere's the history of the world in just over 200 pages, full-color, filled with fascinating stories told in some text, but mainly, through descriptive maps and pictures. It's a thoroughly modern way to tell our story, and, as you might imagine, it has become a favorite. . . . [T]here's really nothing quite like having the whole of it in front of you on a hot Sunday afternoon in the cool shade, preferably with an equally cool drink from some far-off land close at hand."—Howard Blumenthal, Digital Insider

"This is the best work I have come across that not only depicts human history pictorially but also provides a comprehensive view of the evolution of the human species, our geographical spread around the globe, important events in our past and our situation today in terms of balance of power among nations. John Haywood has done a wonderful job with The New Atlas of World History."—Paiso Jamakar, Biz India

Library Journal
The 55 world maps and corresponding time lines in Haywood's (honorary research fellow, history, Lancaster Univ.; Great Migrations) oversized reference work chronicle history from prehistoric times (read: the Ice Age and Paleolithic humans) to 2010 C.E. Each map and time line has a brief summation describing notable global events occurring around the map's title year. In addition to showing changing national boundaries, the full-spread color maps display population type (e.g., hunter/gatherer, industrial), the population of the era's five largest cities, historic trade routes, and other human interactions. The two-page multithread time line that follows each map covers art and architecture, the sciences, religion, and politics, revealing what was being invented then and what was occurring in divergent areas. Small photos of people, inventions, and locations throughout the time line illustrate significant events; a graph notes the historic population. Slight overlap in time lines is initially confusing—at first glance, the one for World War II appears to show the atomic bomb being dropped before it was invented, for example. BOTTOM LINE Although this book does not have a great deal of depth, it presents a valuable picture of human development and will be useful to academic and public libraries, though those owning Patrick O'Brien's Atlas of World History (Oxford Univ., 2010) or Hermann Kinder and Werner Hilgemann's The Penguin Atlas of World History (2003) might not see the need.—Jim Langan, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691152691
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2011
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 518,693
  • Product dimensions: 12.70 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Haywood is an honorary research fellow in the Department of History at Lancaster University. His books include "The Great Migrations: From the Earliest Humans to the Age of Globalization", "The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations", "The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings", and T"he Historical Atlas of the Celtic World".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Fantastic book!!

    Beautiful maps and great summaries of global history by time period. A must for anyone wanting to understand world continuity and changes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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